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CRIME AND COURT ROUNDUP: Dane County man sentenced to 20 years prison for reckless homicide

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A Dane County man was sentenced yesterday to 20 years in prison when he attacked another man with a baseball bat in a drug-related killing. 19-year-old Koalton Peterson of Mount Horeb had pleaded guilty to reckless homicide and aggravated battery in the death of 20-year-old Ryan Smith of Fitchburg. Prosecutors said the two exchanged heated text messages last November, when Peterson could not immediately come up with marijuana that Smith wanted to buy.


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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts with his wife and two daughters. 
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